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Scientists are eager to analyse the sample for traces of clay minerals because they usually form in water.(AP FILE PHOTO)

Mars Curiosity rover tastes first sample in ‘clay-bearing unit’: NASA

By Press Trust of India | Washington
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2019 05:23 PM IST
Pinpointing the source of that signal could help the science team understand if a wetter Martian era shaped this layer of Mount Sharp, the 5-kilometer-tall mountain Curiosity has been climbing.
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A low-angle self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover vehicle at the site from which it reached down to drill into a rock target called ‘Buckskin’ on lower Mount Sharp.(AFP File Photo)
A low-angle self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover vehicle at the site from which it reached down to drill into a rock target called ‘Buckskin’ on lower Mount Sharp.(AFP File Photo)

Curiosity Rover celebrates sixth birthday alone on Mars, determined to ‘find life’

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2018 06:18 PM IST
Curiosity Rover’s mission is to determine whether Mars ever was, or is, habitable to microbial life.
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